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Apply now Job no: 100696-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position is in the laboratory of Melissa Rosenkranz, within the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM). Melissa's laboratory studies the role of the mind and brain in chronic inflammatory disease using neuroimaging and molecular biological tools. This work resides within the larger scientific context of understanding the psychological and biological underpinnings of wellbeing and its promotion. CHM's mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. CHM is a leader in rigorous, interdisciplinary basic and translational research aimed at understanding the mind and how to nurture well-being in ourselves and others. CHM communicates these findings to the world, inspires scientists to conduct further research and engages influencers to shift the culture to embrace well-being.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required.
Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Qualified applicants will have the following required experiences:
One or more years of prior experience in psychology or neuroscience research setting.
Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Attention to detail and a strong work ethic.
Strong problem solving, organization, and computer skills, including Windows and Mac operating systems.

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience or knowledge:
Prior experience working in a human subjects' research setting and knowledge of human subjects' research principles and regulations.
Familiarity with statistical software (Microsoft excel, R, SPSS, or SAS).
Experience with qualtrics, REDCap, Gorilla, or other remote survey administration tools.
Familiarity with MRI processing programs such as FSL or Freesurfer; experience in E-prime, Psychopy or similar stimulus presentation programs.
A minimum commitment of 2 years is required.

Additional Information:

This position will require occasional evening, weekend work and travel. A valid driver's license that meets UW Risk Management standards is required, or the incumbent must provide his/her own transportation to sites.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $31,427 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired in to an Associate Research Specialist, Research Specialist, or Senior Research Specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Lisa Wesley,, 608-262-0196.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and a document with the contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Lisa Wesley
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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